Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "What"

The meaning of "What" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa Что значит What does this word (willowing) mean? I know, that a willow is a tree, but it still doesn’t make sense to me 😅?
A: Willowing means cleaning a soft tissue, like cotton or wool with a willow.
"willow" is some kind of trees.

So the echo comes (towards the beach) and willowing (hitting the sand with a willow).
Q: O que significa ‘What do you have going on over there?’

What does this mean??
A: “저기 무슨 일이죠?”
Q: O que significa “Francis, what are you so squirrelly about?”

What does "squirrelly" mean? ?
A: évasif et erratique
Q: O que significa “ What did i get up to over the weekend? “?
A: It means “what did I do during the weekend”

Example sentences using "What"

Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com I can't seem to~

What situation can I use this phrase?

I can't seem to~ .
A: I can’t seem to find my phone.
I can’t seem to figure this out.
I can’t seem to think of any more examples.
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com Which / What / How.
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com How about you? / What about you?.
A: I like to watch movies. How about you?

I just finished work. What about you?
Q: Mostra-me frases de exemplo com ‘hell just even happen?’ What situations do these expressions usually fit into?.
A: Do you mean, "What the hell just even happened?"
You would use this when you are shocked or angry. You are asking what happened, but by adding hell, you sound more surprised or angry. (Hell is a swear word. Not a very bad one, though.)

Synonyms of "What" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre ① What seems to be the problem ? e ② What does it seem to be the problem ? ?
A: ② is not correct, because the question word "what" should be replacing "it" in whatever your question is, but you have both "what" and "it" in the question, which are contradicting each other ("what" means you don't know what it is, but "it" means you do know what it is).

In general, to form a question in English, you need to take the statement form, and replace whatever bit you don't know with the question word, and then you need to find the appropriate way to move the question word to the front of the sentence. That second part is why a lot of questions use things like "what does ..." (because "do"/"does"/etc can be used to rearrange the order of words in the sentence so that the question word is first).

However, in this case, the statement you're starting with would be:

"(that thing) seems to be the problem."

So if we replace "(that thing)" with "what" (to make it a question) we get:

"What seems to be the problem?"

And in this case, we're just lucky because the question word ("what") is *already* at the front of the sentence, so we don't have to do anything else to it. It's already a correct question!

However, you could also start with the statement the other way around:

"The problem seems to be (that thing)."

So let's replace "(that thing)" with "what" again.. we get:

"The problem seems to be what?"

In this case, this isn't a correct question yet, because we need to move "what" to the front. This is where "does" is useful, because we can do this by saying:

"What does the problem seem to be?"

(which is actually also a valid way to ask basically the same question)

I hope this was helpful..
Q: Qual é a diferença entre > What if do you have an account? e > What if you have an account?
A: the first one is not correct. the second one is
Q: Qual é a diferença entre

What motivates you?
–Not work.


What motivates you?
–Not to work.

A: not work= it doesn't answer what motivates the person, it just stating its not work.
not to work= what motivates this person is getting to a place where they don't have to work.
Q: Qual é a diferença entre hey What's up? e hey what's goin on? ?
A: "what's up" is more used in a casual way like when meeting with a friend. "what's going on??" is more used when something is wrong for example when people are fighting
Q: Qual é a diferença entre What is this? / What are these? e What is that? / What are those? ?
A: Thank you, everyone!

Translations of "What"

Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? /// What is “I love you” in as many languages as you know? ///
A: I love you
je t’aime
te amo
ti amo
ich liebe dich
minä rakastan sinua
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (RU)? // What is the word for ‘the process of a old house to a new house’
A: u mean shifting
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? I forgot it! I'm sorry! 😂 What is the different between woods and Forest?
A: Woods and forest are basically the same thing, but there are many kinds of forests like a tropical rainforest, woodland forest etc.

- She got lost in the woods.
- She got lost in the forest.
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? ~~ What does " y'alls " mean? ~~
A: it means you all
Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (EUA)? ~~~What is mean "Please, my wife, she's very thick" ~~~~~
A: the meaning here is that
his wife is a woman who is kinda big but not fat , normally have a big butt and big thighs. Just like Kim Kardashian.

Other questions about "What"

Q: How'd you know ?

[how did;how had;how would]
what is shortening ?

What is shortening ?

and... Is this sentence a correct English?
A: how'd you know is . How did you know which is correct!
Q: 「〜以上」
What is the difference between 1) and 2) ?

1)...and more (over, higher etc.)
2)...or more (over, higher etc.) soa natural?
A: X and more = X also more

X or more = X, perhaps X plus something
Q: [What brought you here? / What are you here for?]

When a person suddenly visited my house and i want to ask him/her the purpose of visit politely,

Are both sentences proper?
Or what are some better options to say it more naturally and accordingly?
A: What brought you here sounds far more polite, definitely say that
Q: > What should I eat tonight?
> What should I do for dinner tonight.
> I wonder what I should eat tonight? soa natural?
A: However, in my opinion, 'what should I do for dinner tonight' is slightly broader in meaning, so it can mean eg that you're wondering if you should go out for dinner/make something at home/order take away. The other two seem more focused on food than eg location. It can also mean 'what should I eat for dinner tonight' though so it works fine here :)
Q: ”Who are you to know so little, yet offer so much?”

What does this mean?
A: The speaker is surprised at how useful a person with little knowledge can be.

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